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Galactic Grunt (Trainer class)

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Galactic Grunt
ギンガだんのしたっぱ Team Galactic Underling
Diamond Pearl Team Galactic Grunts.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members B-2, Advanced level Grunt
Anime debut A Secret Sphere of Influence!
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Escape From Team Galactic (Pokémon 7)
Ring Around the Roserade (II) (Adventures)
Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!! (DP Adventure!)

A Galactic Grunt (Japanese: ギンガだんのしたっぱ Team Galactic Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation IV games. They are the grunts of Team Galactic. There are male and female versions, and they all dress in the spacesuit-looking outfits that are the Team Galactic uniforms and have light blue hair that is cut quite short and rounded.

In the games

In the games, Galactic Grunts generally act as footsoldiers and guards for Team Galactic. Like all villain team Grunts, they are not individually named. They are known to simply quote Team Galactic's mottos and policies that can be found in their Headquarters even if they do not challenge the player. Certain Galactic grunts sometimes drop keys to their warehouses and HQs when they are defeated and/or they run away. They generally use a combination of Bug-DP, Dark-Pt and Poison-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Spr DP Galactic Grunt M.pngSpr DP Galactic Grunt F.png
Sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Galactic Grunt m OD.pngGalactic Grunt f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Trainer list

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


In the anime

Galactic Grunts have made multiple appearances in the anime, with the first appearance being in A Secret Sphere of Influence!. They also appeared in Enter Galactic!, Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover!, Steeling Peace of Mind!, Saving the World From Ruins!, and Gateway to Ruin!. Some grunts wear glasses and, as shown in Gateway to Ruin!, are trained to fight with Bōs (or Quarterstaves).

Pokémon

Galactic Grunts's Golbat
Golbat
Each Galactic Grunt appears to be issued with one or two Golbat each. These Golbat are used either in battle or for aerial research.

Golbat's known moves are Air Cutter, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, Protect and Supersonic.

Debut Enter Galactic!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Team Galactic Grunts first appear in Escape From Team Galactic, where one attacks Hiori and Rocco while they look for Hiori's missing sister, Lily. Hiori manages to beat the Galactic Grunt and takes off to their base so he can find his sister. While in the air, Hiori and Rocco are ambushed by another Galactic Grunt and has an airborne battle with her, and Hiori emerges the victor.

Sometime after rescuing his sister, the bakery "Sun Sun" that is owned by his friend Nazuna and her father is attacked by two Galactic Grunts. They manage to defeat the Baker and his daughter but are swiftly defeated by Hiori's Lucario.

More Grunts appear in their base when Hiori, Rocco, and Lily infiltrate it to stop their plan to capture Darkrai and take over the world, they are all put asleep by Hiori's Tangrowth. One last high level grunt, known as the Galactic #2, battles Lily and is defeated by her and knocked out by their leader, Io.

Pokémon

Galactic Grunt's Electivire
Electivire
Electivire was used by the Galactic Grunt that attacked Hiori and Rocco in their search for Lily. It fought Hiori's Lucario and almost defeated it until Hiori's became enraged and defeated it with a powered up Water Pulse.

Electivire's known moves are Quick Attack, Thunder Shock, Rain Dance and Thunder.

Debut Escape From Team Galactic
Galactic Grunt's Magnezone
Magnezone
Magnezone was used by the Galactic Grunt that attacked Hiori and Rocco when they attempted to fly to the Team Galactic section base. In the air it fought Hiori's Derifblim but despite the type advantage Magnezone and the Galactic Grunt were defeated by Hiori's quick thinking.

Magnezone's known moves are Spark, Magnet Bomb, Thunder Wave, and Charge Beam.

Debut Showdown With An Assasin
Galactic Grunt's Heatran
Heatran
Heatran was used by one of the Galactic Grunts that attacked Sun Sun. It managed to defeat Nazuna and her Father but was defeated by Hiori's Lucario.

Heatran's only known move is Fire Spin.

Debut A World Covered In Darkness
Galactic Grunt's Abomasnow
Abomasnow
Abomasnow was used by one of the Galactic Grunts that attacked Sun Sun. It fought and was defeated by Hiori's Lucario's Bone Rush.

Abomasnow's only known move is Ice Shard.

Debut A World Covered In Darkness
Galactic Grunt's Houndoom
Houndoom
These Houndoom were used to guard the Team Galactic regional base. They and their Trainers were put to sleep by Hiori's Tangrowth's Sleep Powder.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Breaking Into An Enemy's Lair!
Galactic #2's Rampardos
Rampardos
Rampardos was used by the Galactic #2 to battle Lily. Despite the type disadvantage he had to her Leafeon, he knew powerful super effective moves to Grass-type Pokémon. After a long battle Lily's Leafeon emerged the victor.

Rampardos's known moves are Fire Blast, Ice Beam, Rock Slide, and Head Smash.

Debut Breaking Into An Enemy's Lair!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Team Galactic Grunts in Pokémon Adventures

A group of Galactic Grunts first appear in Ring Around the Roserade (II), where they interrogate Rad Rickshaw, the owner of the bicycle shop, after abducting him. They were quickly dispelled by Cynthia's Spiritomb and fled their hideout, but many more of them made another appearance in Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I, where one of them snatched Platinum's Pokédex and almost got away with it, and many others fought Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl to find and issue a ransom on Platinum.

Later, more groups of grunts attack the three lakes of Sinnoh alongside their three Commanders, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Finally, a group of grunts appeared at Stark Mountain where they followed Charon's orders in order to help him capture Heatran.

In this canon all but one of the grunts appear to have a collective mind, as pointed out by Pearl.

Pokémon

Team Galactic's Skuntank
Skuntank (multiple)
Skuntank were the first Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used to battle Paka and Uji in Veilstone City so that they can find their client, Platinum, and use her for a ransom. They were defeated by the combined efforts of Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl.

Skuntank's only known move is Night Slash.

Debut Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I
Team Galactic's Staravia
Staravia (multiple)
Staravia were the second Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used to battle Paka and Uji in Veilstone City so that they can find their client, Platinum, and use her for a ransom. They were defeated by the combined efforts of Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl. They were next seen being used to capture Mesprit at Lake Verity.

None of Staravia's moves are known.

Debut Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I
Team Galactic's Magby
Magby (multiple)
Team Galactic left multiple Magby locked in Fuego Ironworks with Pearl and his Pokémon. They were simultaneously defeated by his Chatot and Infernape.

None of Magby's moves are known.

Debut Maddening Magby
Galactic Grunt's Houndoom
Houndoom
Team Galactic left a Houndoom in Fuego Ironworks where it took on Pearl and his Luxray. Houndoom was much harder than the Magby as Pearl had Rayler dodge the attacks that Houndoom threw at them. However, one of the attacks ends up burning Rayler's legs. Rayler pushed itself to keep going even though it suffered the burn effect. With the motivation, Rayler was able to defeat Houndoom with Shock Wave.

Houndoom's known moves are Nasty Plot and Flamethrower.

Debut Showdown with Houndoom
Team Galactics's Haunter
Haunter (multiple)
Haunter were the third Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used by Saturn's group of Galactic Grunt's to capture Azelf at Lake Valor.

None of Haunter's moves are known.

Debut Tackling Tangrowth
Team Galactics's Machamp
Machamp (multiple)
Machamp were the fourth Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used by Saturn's group of Galactic Grunt's to capture Azelf at Lake Valor but were prevented from successfully capturing it by Pearl's efforts.

None of Machamp's moves are known.

Debut Tackling Tangrowth
Team Galactics's Grimer
Grimer (multiple)
Grimer were used to guard the roads leading into Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team.

None of Grimer's moves are known.

Debut Cleaning Up Grimer
Team Galactics's Meowth
Meowth (multiple)
Meowth were used to guard the roads leading into Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team.

None of Meowth's moves are known.

Debut Cleaning Up Grimer
Team Galactics's Drowzee
Drowzee (multiple)
Drowzee were used to guard the roads leading into Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team. Another group guarded the entrance and were fought by Pearl's Unown allies.

None of Drowzee's moves are known.

Debut Halting Honchkrow
Team Galactic's Hitmonchan
Hitmonchan (multiple)
Hitmonchan were used to guard the entrance to Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team. Another group guarded the entrance and were fought by Pearl's Unown allies.

None of Hitmontop's moves are known.

Debut Halting Honchkrow
Team Galactic's Mankey
Mankey (multiple)
Mankey were used to guard the entrance to Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team. Another group guarded the entrance and were fought by Pearl's Unown allies.

None of Mankey's moves are known.

Debut Halting Honchkrow
Galactic Grunt's Charmeleon
Charmeleon
Charmeleon were used to attack Buck on Stark Mountain.

None of Charmeleon's moves are known.

Debut Cooling Off Heatran
Galactic Grunt's Combusken
Combusken
Combusken were used to attack Buck on Stark Mountain.

None of Combusken's moves are known.

Debut Cooling Off Heatran

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

Several grunts of Team Galactic have appeared in Pocket Monsters DP.

Pokémon

Stolen
Team Galactic's Miltank
Miltank
Team Galactic stole this Miltank in an attempt to sell milk.

None of Miltank's moves are known.

Debut PMDP53

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

B-2

In Pokémon DP Adventure a Galactic Grunt known as B-2 is given a recurring role in the manga. He is distinguishable from other grunts due to his jiggling buttocks after being bitten by Hareta. The other grunts were given various assignments from their boss, Cyrus.

Pokémon

Here is a listing of the Pokémon that belong to the other Team Galactic grunts:

Team Galactic's Zubat
Zubat
Zubat was only seen flying beside its Trainer.
Debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
Team Galactic's Machoke
Machoke
Machoke was sent out by a Galactic Grunt to help him try to steal Munchlax. However, it was beaten by Munchlax's Rollout and Piplup's Peck.

Machoke's only known move is Revenge.

Debut Find Munchlax
Team Galactic's Croagunk
Croagunk (multiple)
Croagunk was sent out to deal with Hareta. It took on his Misdreavus. Later, another one was sent out to take on the Gym Leaders along with Team Galactic's other Pokémon.

None of Croagunk's moves are known.

Debut Dialga's Secret Keys
Team Galactic's Dustox
Dustox
Dustox was sent out to take on the Gym Leaders along with Team Galactic's other Pokémon.
Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
Team Galactic's Golbat
Golbat (multiple)
Golbat was sent out to take on the Gym Leaders along with Team Galactic's other Pokémon.
Debut Dialga's Secret Keys
Team Galactic's Wurmple
Wurmple
Wurmple was sent out to deal with Hareta with a Poison Sting after he bit B-2's butt.

Wurmple's only known move is Poison Sting.

Debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
Team Galactic's Carnivine
Carnivine
Team Galactic's Carnivine made a brief appearance while Team Galactic was discussing their plans on catching Deoxys.
Debut Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1)
Team Galactic's Aggron
Aggron
Team Galactic summoned Aggron to take over the Sinnoh League Tournament.

None of Aggron's moves are known.

Debut A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!
Team Galactic's Torkoal
Torkoal
Team Galactic summoned Torkoal to take over the Sinnoh League Tournament.

None of Torkoal's moves are known.

Debut A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Galactic Grunts or their Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Galactic Grunt's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Forretress Pokémon G Metal Rising Rivals Common 61/111 Bonds to the End of Time Uncommon 061/090
Carnivine Pokémon G Grass DP Black Star Promos   DP42 DPt-P Promotional cards   001/DPt-P
Beedrill Pokémon G Grass Arceus Common 53/99 Advent of Arceus Common 001/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Team Galactic's Wager Su Mysterious Treasures Uncommon 115/123 Secret of the Lakes Uncommon  
      Rampardos the Attacker    
      Bastiodon the Defender    
 

Trivia

  • The Galactic Grunt battle music has a funk and jazz element in it, while there is a funk and jazz group called the Galactic.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Sbire Galaxie
Germany Flag.png German Galaktiker Rüpel
Italy Flag.png Italian Recluta, Galassia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 갤럭시단 조무래기 Galaxy Dan Young Goon
Spain Flag.png Spanish Recluta Galaxia



Boss: Cyrus
Commanders: MarsJupiterSaturnCharonSird*
Notable Members: B-2*Mitsumi*Advanced level Grunt*Lily*Io*
Lower Members: Galactic GruntsScientists
Buildings: Galactic Eterna BuildingTeam Galactic HQ


Grunts
Team Rocket GruntTeam Aqua GruntTeam Magma Grunt
Galactic GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Flare Grunt



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